|Middletown Municipal Court||Middletown||Rhode Island 02842||8 miles|
|Fall River District Court||Fall River||Massachusetts 02720||10 miles|
|Newport Municipal Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||10 miles|
|Newport District Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||10 miles|
|Newport Superior Court||Newport||Rhode Island 02840||10 miles|
|Bristol Municipal Court||Bristol||Rhode Island 02809||11 miles|
|New Bedford District Court||New Bedford||Massachusetts 02740||12 miles|
|Warren Municipal Court||Warren||Rhode Island 02885||14 miles|
|East Greenwich Municipal Court||East Greenwich||Rhode Island 02818||18 miles|
|Wakefield District Court||South Kingstown||Rhode Island 02879||19 miles|
|Wakefield Traffic Court||South Kingstown||Rhode Island 02879||19 miles|
|Washington Superior Court||South Kingstown||Rhode Island 02879||19 miles|
|Narragansett Municipal Court||Narragansett Pier||Rhode Island 02882||19 miles|
|Warwick Municipal Court||Warwick||Rhode Island 02886||20 miles|
|Kent Superior Court||Warwick||Rhode Island 02886||21 miles|
|Warwick District Court||Warwick||Rhode Island 02886||21 miles|
|Rhode Island Traffic Court||Cranston||Rhode Island 02920||22 miles|
|Cranston Municipal Court||Cranston||Rhode Island 02920||23 miles|
|Providence Superior Court||Providence||Rhode Island 02903||24 miles|
|Taunton District Court||Taunton||Massachusetts 02780||24 miles|
Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.
Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.
In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.